Tenth graders listen to a lecture on classical Greece and then read examples of Aesop's Fables. They identify the morals found in the fables and then explore modern stories that present the same themes.
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Reading Activity: Circle the Right
Fables can teach us about life's morals, but they are also helpful for reviewing verb tense, spelling, and word choice. Three reading passages feature well-known fables, each with several opportunities for students to circle the correct...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Critical Thinking With Fables New and Old
Explore the fables of today along with Aesop's ancient fables. Learners will understand the structure of a fable, critically think about the fable's message, and create a lesson that they would like to teach through a fable. Suggested...
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
What Lies Beneath: A Strategy for Introducing Literary Symbolism
“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” You’re never too old for Dr. Seuss and using The Sneetches and The Lorax is a great way to introduce readers to allegories, parables, and literary symbolism. The lessons...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Greek Culture And Aesop's Fables
Students investigate Aesop's Fables and how they influenced the culture of Ancient Greece. They research five different fables and reflect upon the morals of the stories and state how they influenced the practices of the Greek in writing.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Acting Like a Bunch of Animals: Fables and Human
The video "The Tales of Aesop" traces for viewers the history of fables and identifies their characteristics. The class then goes to the web site "The Fisherman and the Little Fish" where they examine the classic and a modern version of...
9th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable